Okay, so you’d like to have a live tree to decorate for Christmas, but you’re not sold on a cut tree, and you have no place to plant a live evergreen. Well guess what? I have your answer…it grows indoors, and it really is a pine!
Okay, it’s a tropical pine, and it’s called Norfolk Island Pine. It’s actually a native of Norfolk Island which is near Australia in the South Pacific, and in its native habitat, grows as high as 200 feet! But, when grown in a container – indoors, stay smaller and really make a nice houseplant, that can easily be decorated for the holiday season.
You’ll find Norfolk Island Pines in all sizes, short and tall, single stem or multi-stem, and they really do make the perfect indoor pine to be decorated for the holiday season.
Norfolk Island pines need bright light, but nothing direct…love the cooler temperatures…and enjoy even watering, so water it well, let it get close to dry (not totally dry), and water again. Otherwise, this tropical plant is one of the easiest plants to grow indoors.
Now be careful when you’re decorating your Norfolk Island Pine and don’t use ornaments or lights that may be too heavy for the stems. But otherwise, this cool looking easy to grow indoor pine should be around for you to decorate for many holidays to come.